These days, it takes a lot to really impress us. Not to sound pretentious, but it’s true. At many restaurants, we always feel like “ehh… we could make it better”. I think we really just needed something new & exciting in the lower Fairfield county area. Welp… now we have it! Introducing the NEW SoNo Market Place.
What is it?
South Norwalk Connecticut’s urban market. It’s basically a very European style indoor market.
What is there?
45+ CRAFTSMAN, ARTISANS AND DELICIOUS FOOD UNDER ONE ROOF. Sitting on the edge of Village Creek, this Market combines over 45 local merchants creating our country style atmosphere. SoNo Marketplace provides an opportunity for New England artisans and merchants to showcase and sell their creations.
What is there to do?
“EAT. SoNo Marketplace offers a variety of fresh baked breads, pasteries, gelato, brunch items, gourmet coffees, grilled foods, fresh fish and Pizza just to mention a few.
SHOP. Stroll through the market and shop from our local artisans and craftsman where you will find an eclectic collection of jewelry, photography, art, clothing, home goods and much more. Our food merchants offering the finest array of dairy items, fresh seafood, premium meats, deli items, exotic spices and other delectables.
LEARN. At SoNo Marketplace we will offer a calendar of public events. Weekly cooking classes, live music, weekend feasts, family days and seasonal holiday promotions. Weekly night events such as The Long Table Dinners, Bouillabaisse night, Moroccan Tajine night and Pizza Night.”
Are there any upcoming events?
The Holiday Arts & Craftsmen Show will be taking place Nov 30th – Dec 2nd.
When are they open?
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm
They will have extended holiday hours starting Wednesday November 28, 2012
Wednesday 11am – 8pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 11am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 8pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm
Where are they located?
314 WILSON AVENUE, SOUTH NORWALK, CT 06854 – 203.838.0719
What Merchants are there? (Please note: the list below is directly from their website)
NOTHIN BUT – GRANOLA
A unique blend of organic oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit for a premium snack bar, breakfast granola and parfaits.
BLUE PEACOCK FLORIST
Family owned and operated offering the finest floral arrangements and gifts.
ORONOQUE FARM BAKERY
“Selling homemade pies and baked goods since 1949. Their trademark slogan is “Quality is our most precious ingredient”
Wes Sall, LMT has been practicing for over 18 years. Wes does deep tissue massages, shiatsu massages, sweedish massages and many other types of massages.
Resell donated items from special events and weddings and donate proceeds to a specific foundation. Unique treasures, vases, chandeliers, candles, etc.
Brazilian intimate apparel founded over 40 years ago. Their products include basic and fashion lingerie as well as natural lingerie.
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
Beautiful costume jewelry, The Fashion Exchange features top designer clothing, purses, hats and stunning accessories.
WAVE HILL BREADS
Founded in 2005. Artisan breads, chips and croutons that are entirely hand-crafted in the old world artisan tradition.
WIRTH & SALANDER
They have been in business for over 15 years, starting out in Sono, creating custom tiles and ceramic art for kitchens, baths, foyers and living areas.
ANNALISA – ARTIST
Annalisa pencils or paints her artwork of pets, still- lifes and fantasy
ABBEY ROAD DESIGNS
Sells an array of handmade and vintage Abbey Road items.
www.etsy.com – search for abbey road
They are the home of luxurious, stylish items for your body, bath and home.
THE SILK TOUCH
The Silk Touch offers the finest quality of permanent botanicals available in today’s market. It is often said that our florals “capture the spirit of nature”. We sell pre-made arrangements, florals by the stem, trees, and foliage.
There are over 20 varities of first cold press unfiltered extra virgin olive oil and over 20 varieties of balsamic vinegars from Modena.
HORMAN’S PICKLE FACTORY
Sells many different types of barrel pickles.
They have a long line of fishermen, clamming and lobstermen, selling the freshest of locally caught fish.
Services on the premises.
Fresh oysters and clams.
Specializes in special event catering.
Festivities’ award winning foods are created from the freshest and whenever possible, locally grown, ingredients. “Our culinary philosophy is to combine these premium ingredients in innovative, exciting and stylish new ways while maintaining a comfortable approach to fine dining.”
UP THE CREEK WINE AND BEER BAR
Great wines and beer.
FLAT WHITE COFFEE
Offering the finest coffee beans in the world, Flat White Coffee creates the most amazing blends of coffee. Flat White is about coffee and the art of making it a New Zealand Brand.
WISE GUYS PIZZA PIES
Where South meets North, (Italy that is) tradotional style pizza and pasta.
Selling the best fish N chips.
Silver & semi-precious necklaces, rings, bracelets, belts and earrings.
Selling our hand crafted archival photo art prints on watercolor paper.
Preserving nature, makers of fine fruit compotes.
BLUE STAR BAZAAR
Unique gift ideas including handbags, hand-made gifts, fashion jewelry, children’s toys and apparel.
A taste of authentic home cooking, where ingredients are fresh and balance of flavors is key.
PERCY THOMSON MEADOWS
All-natural beef (grass-fed), pastured Berkshire pork, lamb, poultry, free-range eggs, relishes, and vegetables in season.
KNIPSCHILDT CHOCOLATIER (CHOCOPOLOGIE)
At Chocopologie there’s more to enjoying chocolate than eating it. We are an European style cafe/retail store that allows you to savor your love for chocolates, crepes, soothing rich hot chocolate and cakes with your eyes and mouth.
CONNECTICUT COOKIE COMPANY
We make every single cookie and treat from scratch, using the best ingredients, whatever the occasion we will bring hometown goodness to your door.
THE CRYSTAL LADY
A creative line of wellness products using crystal vibration for balancing body, mind and spirit, including energy charged jewelry, angel intention bracelets, and crystals energized to enhance their natural power.
La Malle Designs offers high end jackets, wallets, bags, card holders, shirts, tee-shirts, pants, sweaters and shoes, for men and women.
Furniture restoration and a collection of refurbished furniture.
MAURA & NUCCIA
Created from fresh, seasonal local fruits, berries, and other fine natural ingredients,
our authentic artisan Italian crostate and biscotti are made by hand and reflect the
passion and care inherited from generations past. Our family recipes are steeped
in culinary history and infused with tradition. Keeping with that tradition, each
Maura & Nuccia dessert is baked with a minimum amount of added sugar, quality
ingredients, and a lot of love & joy… It is, after all, the Italian way!
NATURE GIRL DESIGNS
Uniquely chic, hand-crafted fashion accessories.
Columbian Shoes & Clothing.
A collection of housewares, furniture, children’s items, and nautical items.
Offering a whimsical, eclectic mix of antique, vintage and handmade goods for the home, rare books, pottery, textiles, toys, and home decor.
THOMAS R. GREENE III ARTIST
Thomas R. Greene III’s artwork encompasses the study and deconstruction of the human form, landscapes and cityscapes, with a sharp focus on color theory and expressionist detail. His brushwork emphasizes an energetic, spontaneous approach while painting in oil, watercolor, and ink.
Vintage 1940′s jewelry, new bling, and collectibles.
A Thai market featuring teas, spices, food products, home decor, from Thailand.
A Brazilian jewelry designer using recycled items, seeds, beans, metal and clay.
A Brazilian designer of handmade wall hangings, childrens art, and hand-designed rugs.
Fashionable watches, sunglasses and French accessories.
So needless to say, we can’t wait to go back! There’s so much to taste & try – we’re excited to have this bit of awesomeness right in our backyard 🙂 We’ll keep you updated on what we discover there next!